A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this wine is probably the most serious wine Bevan Cellars has released to date. Last years Double E always had a beautiful round quality to it, that made it approachable and rich, but this wine has a steel rod for a back bone. It isn’t hard, but it’s natural acidity gives it a firm quality, no one will taste this and think it is a play toy, it grabs your attention. Dark fruit flavors dominate, but the Franc expresses itself as hints of tobacco and spice. Cellar it for a year and you should be very pleased. I wish we could hold this wine for a year then release it to “wow’s”, but we can’t, we will trust that you will.